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diaconate

the office, sacramental status, or period of office of a deacon
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The motherhouse diaconate of Kaiserswerth served as the prototype for all the denominations chat followed, but it was adapted to the group's culture and theology.
that a diaconate is simply a copycat of the reptehensible Roman Catholic nunnery; second, that the nineteenth-century un-demanding ot a deaconess promoted by Flicdner, Passavant, and Loche contradicts the New Testament definition of a deaconess; and third, that problems inevitably arise when people begin to extol the virtues of a churchly profession instead of "Christ's blood and righteousness.
Walther and other Missouri Synod leaders challenged Loehes doctrine of the ministry and the "open questions" of the Iowa Synod, they assumed a link between Loehes apparent Romanizing tendencies, his doctrine of the ministry, and his diaconate.
There is no historical evidence to suggest that members of the Missouri Synod had any interest in a female diaconate at this time, even though other denominations around them increasingly supported their charitable work with skilled deaconesses.
These efforts rest in the belief that the people of God need the diaconate in general and women deacons in particular.
What's more, the people of God are asking for a renewed diaconate, where diaconal ministry is directly in the service of the diocesan bishop as they steward the church's goods and oversee the bishop's distribution of those goods to the poor.
While ordination to the diaconate does not confer any job security, it does confer permanent clerical status and, along with it, the ability to obtain office within the church.
NCR columnist Phyllis Zagano is the author of Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church, and the forthcoming 2011 books Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority, Women in Ministry: Emerging Questions on the Diaconate; and, with Gary Macy and William T.
Where do you see the future of diaconate formation lying?
Our experience in forming younger men is good, because now you're bringing a guy in that possibly is more relatable to a broader spectrum of people in church, and it's a visible younger person that may help promote younger vocations to the priesthood or the diaconate.